We are excited to be part of OxTrail this summer!

The OxTrail sculpture trail will see life-size and mini herds of decorated oxen popping up all over Oxfordshire in aid of a wonderful local charity, Sobell House.

Radley’s ox has a beautiful and distinctive monochrome coat, depicting the famous skyline of Oxford, both ancient and modern.

The winning design team of Marco (6.1, H), Theo (6.1, F) and James (6.1, J) found their inspiration in the poem ‘Thyrsis’ by the Victorian poet Matthew Arnold. Arnold famously called Oxford ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires’ after the stunning architecture of the university buildings. The Radleians’ design also encompasses newer buildings such as the Westgate shopping centre and the Kassam Stadium, Oxford United’s football ground.

The charity reps have done a fantastic job organising cookie and ice cream sales in support of Sobell House, a charity close to the heart of many in our community.

We hope you get a chance to visit OxTrail this summer – keep a look out for our beautiful ox which you’ll find grazing in Abingdon Library.